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Installing Norton on Ubuntu?

We used to have Norton internet security on our old hard drive (which expires next summer 2011).  Recently the hard drive broke so we got a new hard drive, but instead of Windows XP, we now loaded Ubuntu 10.10 part of the Linux.

Is it possible to install our existing Norton anti-virus subscription onto this Ubuntu system? (Is it even necessary on Linux?)

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Re: Installing Norton on Ubuntu?


chippy_250 wrote:

We used to have Norton internet security on our old hard drive (which expires next summer 2011).  Recently the hard drive broke so we got a new hard drive, but instead of Windows XP, we now loaded Ubuntu 10.10 part of the Linux.

Is it possible to install our existing Norton anti-virus subscription onto this Ubuntu system? (Is it even necessary on Linux?)


HI chippy_250

Unfortunately it is not a supported Operating System.

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Re: Installing Norton on Ubuntu?

Norton for Windows won't go,

For Linux Symantec AntiVirus for Linux client

Supported Linux distributions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.x, 4.x, 5.x

SuSE Linux Enterprise (server/desktop) 9.x, 10.x

Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES/OES2)

Ubuntu 7.x, 8.x, 9x

Debian 4.x

VMware ESX 2.5.x, 3.x

Fedora 10.x

 There is Malware for Linux, just a lot less than for Windows.

ADDED:  

http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/symantec-antivirus-linux-open-source

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Re: Installing Norton on Ubuntu?

Norton Internet Security is not supported by Linux or macs (List of system requirements http://us.norton.com/internet-security).  You need a sperate product for those os's.  Yes you should get an AntiVirus for any os but malware for linux is not that common.

Operating Systems Supported

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit) Home/Professional/Tablet PC/Media Center (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Vista® (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • 300 MHz for Microsoft Windows XP, 1 GHz for Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows 7
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 300 MB of available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive (if not installing via electronic download)
Support for Antispam
  • Microsoft Outlook® 2002 or later
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 or later
  • Windows Mail (spam filtering only)
Browser Plug-In Support**
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or later*** (32-bit only)
  • Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 and later*** (32-bit only)
Email scanning supported for POP3-compatible email clientsEdit: See here for a virus infecting a linux computer: http://www.youtube.com/user/SophosLabs#p/u/8/I7RcKVwoNME
Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.
Kudos0

Re: Installing Norton on Ubuntu?

Hello chippy_250

I have seen some reference of using the corporate version of Ubuntu with a version of the Corporate version. I don't even know if that is a current version of the corporate version. I don't think you can use NIS 2010 or NIS 2011 with Ubuntu. I have heard of some viruses with Ubuntu also.

By doing a Google search just now, I do see a company that does provide an antivirus program for Ubuntu, so I would assume that one is necessary. Thanks.

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